Abbas calls Trump’s peace efforts ‘slap of the century’


RAMALLAH Jan 15 (TNS): Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas has denounced US President Donald Trump’s peace efforts describing them as the “slap of the century”.

Speaking at a key meeting on the White House’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Abbas called for an internationally-led process and reiterated not to accept the Trump administration as a mediator in peace talks with Israel.

He also accused Israel of ending the 1994 Oslo Peace Accords that form the basis of Palestinian ties with Israel.